Fragrance free and dye free. Approximate pH 4.0 - 4.1.
From Dan: "While glycolic acid is not required on The Regimen, I still think everyone should have some around. For me it works wonders as a spot treatment, a back and body acne treatment, and to combat irritation. I also mix 1/2 AHA+ and 1/2 Acne.org Moisturizer in my palm and use it at night. This helps keep me completely flake free, super moisturized, and keeps my skin pretty much perfect. Basically, how I describe it to people is, 'the regular Regimen will keep your skin clear and glycolic acid is not required, but if you want your skin perfect, add some AHA.'"
When to start with AHA+:
Perform The Regimen for a month before starting with AHA+. Wait until your skin becomes accustomed to benzoyl peroxide. If you use it sooner than this it may sting badly. When you are ready to use it, you can either replace your nightly moisturizer with AHA+ a couple/few times a week or dispense 1/2 AHA+ and 1/2 Moisturizer into your palm before applying every evening. You should notice your skin looking better and more even toned and will undoubtedly get some compliments.
What is licochalcone?
Licochalcone gives this product its characteristic yellow color. It is a highly distilled and potent extract of a species of licorice root well known for powerfully calming the skin. It is especially beneficial on acne-prone skin which tends to be sensitive and irritated. Licochalcone is included in AHA+ at the ideal efficacious amount (.1%) and not simply for "label claim." If you suspect you may be allergic to licorice root, patch test your skin by applying some AHA+ to your inner elbow for 2 days before applying to the face.
[Note: To avoid staining light colored clothing, allow AHA+ to absorb for 30 seconds or so before dressing.]
SUNBURN ALERT: Any alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) may increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Use a sunscreen and limit sun exposure while using AHA and for a week after discontinuing its use. Two good options are Olay Complete for Sensitive Skin or Philosophy Hope in A Jar SPF30. Try mixing in 5-6 drops of jojoba oil to help increase hydration.
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